@BantyChooks do you have a freecycle.org where you are? You can give stuff away and also let people know what you want. I can't believe it, but I posted that I was looking for a large cooler and I got an email the yesterday. I am picking it up tomorrow morning.
The only people who see the posts are other freecycle members. I just gave away some packing boxes and crumpled packing paper.
If you Google it you will find the main site and see if they have a group in your area.
I'll check that out, thanks.
I don't know might most of the time by the time you realize your bird is sick it can't be saved no matter how hard you try . frustrating to say the least . I have tried everything . saved some lost some . that is one reason I hatch so many . when they are your pets you stand a better chance of getting them well but in large flocks it is harder to spot something wrong . eggs to gather and water to fill
Exactly... I'm actually liking this number of chickens, because I can pick them all up every day and I know what is "normal" for each chicken. Like Pebbles is on the skinny side but is not loosing weight at all. BSL hens are usually a bit plump and I keep them from hogging the food. Jace eats what she wants and no more, and the EE's are perfect. When I had 45 chickens I couldn't do that.. So, hard as it is, I might limit my number of chickens!
Edit: last time I had over 30 chickens, I lost 1 to fly strike... That is when I sold some, and started being obsessive about checking them... Fly strike is a horrid way to die. She had so much butt fluff I didn't notice until I almost couldn't pick her up without putting my hand in maggots.
Edited by BantyChooks - 2/29/16 at 6:01pm